How To Overcome Frustration, Redirect Your Energies And Succeed In Your Business

We get frustrated when things don’t go the way we want them to. When we set goals and make plans, other circumstances can make us fall short of achieving our desired purpose. In business, especially the e-commerce industry, it’s pretty easy to get frustrated and tired.

Imagine working so hard on your products, including its manufacturing and shipping process, then, you only a few sales that you can count on one hand, and then to top it off, you end up getting crappy reviews from your customers! Maybe something went wrong along the way, but when you think about all the energy invested in this product, you are most certainly going to feel exasperated.

THIS IS NORMAL!

What isn’t okay is allowing your frustrations dictate your decisions. Emotion and business mixed together is a bad cocktail and a recipe for disaster. To put things in perspective, let’s look at some common frustrations when it comes to business.

  1. Lack of Profits: This is a major reason to get frustrated. If profits aren’t coming in, then why am I still here doing business? Lack of money leads to lack of motivation.
  2. Lack of Control: Having next to no flexibility when it comes to your schedule
  3. Nothing seems to be working: Regardless of how many books or articles you’ve read about your business, things still don’t seem to be working out for you.

Peradventure you find yourself struggling with any of these frustrations, you don’t need to fret! This is a common theme amongst entrepreneurs. The road to success isn’t always as smooth as it appears to be, how you deal with the gallops will determine if you will get to your final destination.

To overcome frustration, you need to go back to the drawing board. Taking a step back will allow you to see the bigger picture and get you refocused. How can you do this?

  1. Your Vision: Having a clear vision in mind helps put your business in focus, but not only that, it can also help serve as a reminder of why you do what you do. In trying times, you can look back to your well spelled out vision for yourself and your business and you can draw inspiration and motivation from this.

 

  1. Working with the right people: There is no quick way to success, but having the right team is undoubtedly a booster! Bad factories can sell you subpar products which will lead to angry customers and messy reviews. Ensure you are working with the right people so there is no break in the chain of quality you offer to your customers. If you are a busy person and cannot afford the time to attend to the nitty-gritty of your online store, then it is advisable you hire a competent VA, as this would help simplify things for you.

 

  1. Efficient Implementation: When trying out new things, perhaps from books or articles you’ve read; always ensure you are following the procedures stated in these materials correctly. Keep a record to track your progress and cut off anything that isn’t working. There is no point to continue on a road that leads to nowhere. Einstein once said that it is the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

 

  1. Track Progress: Endeavor to keep a track record of your progress and failures, no matter how small they may be. It’s easy to lose focus when you succeed and bask in the glory of the moment, but you should time out to record the processes that led to that success. Documenting your progress helps construct a roadmap for you to follow to consistent success. This way, you will know what works and what doesn’t, it will help organize your business process and allow you to remain consistent.

As we mentioned, frustration is almost inescapable, but you can mitigate its effects and give your business a better chance at succeeding. When things aren’t working out the way you want, it is always best to reevaluate your business strategy, bolster it with new ideas and techniques.

We got a ton of awesome material that you can use to do just that! Our video courses are packed with the latest information on how you can make it BIG on Amazon or Shopify!

You can check out the courses right here!

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 Cyril says at 10:01 et
Btw, I got a reply to my question "How many keywords to put into listing?" from Amazon!

Response from amazon directly:
Greetings from Amazon Seller Support, There is no "right" amount of keywords that should be provided for a product. There is a 1,000 character limit for keywords. These 1,000 characters can be provided all on one line or split between 5 lines.
 
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Claudia says at 10:01 et
Thank you Cyril!
 
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 Kenga says at 20:59 et
What if the customer goes directly to aliexpress and buys from it?
 
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 Dylan says at 21:00 et
Truth is, it was not your customer on the first place. If the person savy enough to know about dropshipping and aliexpress method then he was not your customer in the first place. No point to worry about it. It's like worry about online pirates. People who always download cracked software are not your customers anyways, don't worry about them.
Target people who are not aware of dropshipping methods and you will be just fine! 99.9% of people will never bother finding alternatives and going to aliexpress is the last thing on their mind. They might go Amazon in worst place but never aliexpress..
If they go Amazon, again, they were not your customer so don't worry about them. Some people tend do buy exclusively on Amazon Prime for example.
 
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Claudia says at 21:00 et
Another tip... if you offer some sort of exclusivity or special deal then people wont be looking much for alternatives.
I have many people ordering Dog Frisbi for example and wait 2-4 weeks just fine when they could buy it cheaper probably on amazon and get in 1 day using prime. There is room for everyone here and a huge marketplace!
 
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 Sarah says at 21:03 et
hi.. new here.. where to find bloggers influencers in my industry?
 
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 Evan says at 21:03 et
Welcome Sarah!! Try musefind, tapinfluence, tomoson, famebit. also check Groundsignal, socialchain , Shoutcart.
Or reach personally specific top influencers via their contact forms/fb messaging/youtube etc. Most have already ads department and managers to handle that.
Also bloggers you can find alltop directory..
 
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 GoldmaN says at 21:04 et
For me works best reaching influencers directly.. I never had much luck with those paid services, they are just a middleman.
 
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 Victor says at 21:04 et
Try Tomoson also, a good place to find mommy bloggers and instagrammers
 
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 Victor says at 21:36 et
What app allows to share reviews on facebook?
 
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 Evan says at 21:36 et
Check www.yotpo.com, Judge.me, Stamped.io (recommended) also SocialShopWave - lets collect more ratings and reviews by giving your customers a beautiful, simple, mobile-first reviewing experience. You can embed reviews into blogs, facebook etc
 
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 Speedy says at 21:41 et
Guys, i am lost with all the VAT paperwork in EU, any help?
 
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 Uncle Sam says at 21:41 et
Check FBA-hero .. helps you to setup and grow your Amazon business in Europe. Reach 700 million new customers fast, easy and secure.
from their site "We take care of your company EORI and VAT registration and all ongoing tax returns. Get your products not just translated, but localized to all 5 marketplace languages.
 
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 nicholas says at 23:20 et
Does anyone have a checklist of optimising your listings or a go to place for some tips?
 
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 Tyro Meg says at 23:20 et
Target the keywords that convert well for your product via PPC
 
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 Boris says at 23:21 et
Automatic or manual PPC better?
 
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Claudia says at 23:21 et
@Boris, please watch the video about PPC advanced strategies.
 
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 Gus says at 09:45 et
HI ROCKSTARS!!!! SUPER EXCITED! Today is my first $2000 day! I launched 2 months ago. It's spring & Summer product. (not hammock!) I'm very excited to see more!
 
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 Chris says at 09:47 et
Well done gus... the best is yet to come! like in a song!
 
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 Ted says at 09:47 et
Inspiring stuff. Thank you for sharing GUS!!!
 
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Qqq2 says at 09:51 et
May the force be with you !!!
 
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 chris says at 09:57 et
I posted my Critics today, if you care - please send me suggestions here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/critics.php
 
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Ernesto says at 03:39 et
how much should i charge for international shipping for "free + shipping offers"? If a client buys a "free+shipping offer" directly from my site more than once - how much should i charge for every "free+shipping item" added?
 
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 Lane says at 03:41 et
It's hard to say without knowing your product, location or shipping costs how much you should charge. Best tip here is see what competitor is charging so you will get a rough idea. Maybe $19.95 for a Tshirt or $9.95 for a Mug

I don't see a need to limit the amount of "free+shipping item" as long as you are making profits and have good margins
 
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
Thank you Lane!
 
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Jay says at 04:06 et
is this course still up to date in regards to FB ads?
 
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 Mike says at 04:06 et
Yes of course!
 
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 Natalie says at 15:15 et
works great for me
 
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 Father says at 15:15 et
yes great tips there Jay!
 
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 lou says at 08:22 et
Great results for me this month guys, firing up for the holiday sales!!!
 
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 Jordan says at 08:22 et
me too, closer to the holidays i usually see 20-30% increase each year!
 
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ABDURRAZAQ says at 05:15 et
Guys, anybody here in this group using this platform start making some income on E-COMMERCE?
 
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 Mila says at 05:15 et
We all use it, just follow the course!